Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Justin (Randy Harrison) is excited about starting art school, but he finds his right hand still shakes -- an after-effect from his assault -- making it difficult for him to draw. He decides to drop out of school and devote himself to partying. Brian (Gale Harold) tries to show him a new way to create, and Lindsay (Thea Gill) introduces him to a wheelchair-bound painter (Donna Goodhand) who offers some sage advice. The gang is worried about Ted (Scott Lowell), who has been depressed since losing his job. When it appears he's grown addicted to self-abuse, Emmett (Peter Paige) convinces Brian and Michael (Hal Sparks) to stage an intervention. Michael is miserable working at the Big Q, and his boss, Andrew (Alex Poch-Goldin), seems determined to keep it that way. He even makes Michael dress in a clown suit as part of a promotion. To make matters worse, the owner of Michael's favorite comic-book shop is leaving town and closing the store. This episode was directed by David Wellington, who wrote and directed the feature film, A Man in Uniform.